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"The diplomat-theorist George F. Kennan once quipped that the problem of reaching a good outcome equals the square of the number of participants. First, diplomats take over from the wonks. Although a marvelous group -- remember, I was among them -- they tend to know little of the substance. Real experts get shoved aside, or accommodated, while the "comma futzing" (that's a euphemism) begins. So, loads of people spend loads of time negotiating over a topic on which they themselves could say little of merit." - Todd Stern
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Michael Lockyear is the creator of TutnIQ, and is passionate about learning and the internet.
Michael Lockyear is also a Chartered Accountant and has worked as an auditor, management consultant, university lecturer and corporate trainer.
In his spare time, when not referring to himself in the third person, overusing the majestic plural or plotting to take over the world, he spends time with friends and family.
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